Tuesday, November 9, 2021

November 9, 2021

Pineland Rayless Goldenrod - Bigelowia nudata
This is Pineland Rayless Goldenrod
A.K.A. Bigelowia nudata - a name quite distinct
The name "Bigelowia" is for botanist Jacob Bigelow
And nudata means "naked" just like you'd think!

(To quote "The Complete Guide to Wildflowers", "The name nudata means "naked," alluding to the rayless flowers.")

Location: Kissimmee Prairie State Park

Sources: https://www.google.com/books/edition/Complete_Guide_to_Florida_Wildflowers/J-xEDwAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=0

Photo and text © 2021 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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